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Process Specialist (APN


Kalamazoo, MI
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Provides technical expertise and operational support for Drug Product Injectable Operations, with a focus upon Aseptic Filling (APN) processes. Partners with shop floor colleagues and supervision to ensure smooth and efficient production of a diverse mix of human injectable products. Assists in equipment troubleshooting activities and drives process improvements as needed. Will function as a Process Specialist within the APN Integrated Manufacturing Excellence (IMEx) team. Responsibilities or influence may extend to additional IMEx teams.


+ Identifies and implements cost savings ideas, specifically line efficiency improvements and other projects that increase equipment capacity.

+ Develops and validates manufacturing processes for drug products, taking into consideration problems inherent in the transfer of technology from research to production, from other sites, or within the site.

+ Conducts tests and measurements throughout stages of production to determine control over applicable variables.

+ Investigates deviations that occur on the manufacturing floor. Performs root-cause analysis and identifies appropriate, effective corrective actions. Implements corrective actions in conjunction with the appropriate enabling groups, i.e. engineering, maintenance, quality, validation, environmental health and safety.

+ Leads technical improvement projects aimed at defect reduction, improved equipment reliability, and better equipment utiliziation.

+ Serves as customer project manager on equipment purchases or improvements; interface closely with engineering to specify user requirements, review and approve drawings, define project scopes.

+ Will lead Operational Excellence initiatives (i.e. Kanban, M1 investigations, GB certification, etc.), develop OpEx skills of colleagues, and drive a culture of continuous improvement with their team.

+ Will partner with another Process Specialist in support of the implementation of IMEx business processes and provide support for the APN Injectable Filling Process Centric Team.


BA/BS plus a minimum of 2 years experience or MBA/MS plus a minimum of 1 years experience in a science or engineering related field

Pharmaceutical or manufacturing experience and strong, demonstrated technical skills exhibited in a cGMP environment are requirements. Specific knowledge of and experience with Drug Product processing and equipment is highly desirable.

This position is part of a career path that includes levels of opportunity - grade 04, 07, 10, 12. Job title and salary grade are dependent on the successful candidate's qualifications. If a candidate is selected and their qualifications are more suited for a different level, the position will be reposted for five business days at the appropriate level.


Job will include standing, walking, and sitting. Occasional lifting may be required.


Occasional travel may be required for specific projects or training.

Aseptic gowning training is required. Job may also require occasional weekend/evening work supporting a 24-hour/7 day operation.

**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.


Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

**Additional Offer Details:**

+ Last Date to Apply for Job: December 4, 2017

+ This job is Pfizer/Exempt (US/PR) Grade: 04

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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